2015

Albert Einstein looking down

december 1, 2015 – december 22, 2015 | Marston Science library

Science is the Religion of our Time: Einstein in Japan

In celebration of the centenary of the Theory of Relativity, this exhibition features a special collection of materials held in the George A. Smathers Libraries relating to Albert Einstein’s celebrated tour of Japan. Curated by Rebecca Jefferson.

A scientific illustration of flora

November 2, 2015 – december 18, 2015 | smathers library gallery

Subverting the Natural Order

Modern science and scientific knowledge flourished in the 19th century, but what did people actually know about sciences and how did they know it? The answers to these question are complex, but one thing is certain, the so-called rising generation of the 19th century gleaned most of its knowledge about animals, plants, geology, physics, and natural philosophy from books written by female authors. Curated by Suzan A. Alteri and Dr. Alan Rauch.

A logo of the balcony at St. Augustine's Government House

August 24, 2015 – October 23, 2015 | Smathers Library Gallery

Government House and the Stories of St. Augustine

A display of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from St. Augustine, FL focusing on the buildings along St. An exhibition in honor of the 450th Anniversary of the city of St. Augustine, featuring items related to Government House. Government House is located at the heart of this historic colonial town and is uniquely situated to tell stories about the long and complex history of the city. Curated by Matt Armstrong, Tom Caswell, Jim Cusick, and John Nemmers.

African-american Farmers Planting Puerto Rican Sweet Potato Vines

June 8, 2015 – August 14, 2015 | Marston Science Library

Celebrating UF Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

This exhibit highlights agricultural collaborations between the University of Florida and two HBCUs’: Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). Curated by Melody Royster and Suzanne Stapleton.

An illustration of Uncle Sam with a band playing instruments behind him

March 15, 2015 – May 8, 2015 | Smathers Library Gallery

When Uncle Sammy Leads the Band: The Bernard S. Parker WWI Sheet Music Collection

This exhibition pays tribute to the music industry during World War I. Representing and promoting both sides of the neutrality issue in the divided nation, titles such as America First, The Neutrality March and Don’t Take My Darling Boy Away supported staying out of the war while titles such as America Awake and What Kind of American Are You? supported a declaration of war. Curated by Jim Liversidge.

A facsimile with an elephant illustration

January 12, 2015 – February 27, 2015 | Smathers Library Gallery

Beast in the Book

The Beast in the Book: Animals in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Illustrations from the Middle Ages, encourages the viewer to reflect upon the ways in which the illustrators combined high art and imagination along with didactic messages. Curated by Rebecca Jefferson.